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by snacksthecat
Today, 02:27
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22070
Views: 981260

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Muirium wrote:
Today, 00:20
Oh wow… those key toppers look, well, pretty careless!

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Zoom in on the bottom row. They are indeed just sitting on top of the original caps.
What in the world are those? Erasers?

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by snacksthecat
Yesterday, 17:44
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Cleaning a plate without removing switches
Replies: 8
Views: 190

Re: Cleaning a plate without removing switches

I know people may be a bit worried about blowing dust into the switches but a good tool is a datavac https://www.amazon.co.uk/Metro-220-240-DataVac-Electric-Duster/dp/B003BZCOKK it is very powerfull and will get all the dust form the plate very quickly ( even without removing the caps !) So its goo...
by snacksthecat
Yesterday, 04:28
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Northgate Omni Key 102 Gold Label (gold keyboard)
Replies: 3
Views: 234

Re: Northgate Omni Key 102 Gold Label (gold keyboard)

https://i.imgur.com/dPFtx0H.jpg https://i.imgur.com/3la4heD.jpg https://i.imgur.com/S11lONc.jpg https://i.imgur.com/ENK9wOF.jpg https://i.imgur.com/L60qGkC.jpg https://i.imgur.com/DpA6rPv.jpg https://i.imgur.com/pe78YXI.jpg https://i.imgur.com/werrYDy.jpg https://i.imgur.com/YdQ09by.jpg https://i.i...
by snacksthecat
Yesterday, 03:51
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Northgate Omni Key 102 Gold Label (gold keyboard)
Replies: 3
Views: 234

Re: Northgate Omni Key 102 Gold Label (gold keyboard)

Not sure yet what I'll do for retrobrighting. I've been moving towards a technique that's not as cool (or fast) as a sous vide... actually, it's probably more like a slow cooker in that respect :lol:

About to take some new photos. I'll post them in a bit
by snacksthecat
15 Jan 2019, 21:14
Forum: Photos & videos
Topic: Packard Bell (SKCL Brown)
Replies: 5
Views: 142

Re: Packard Bell (SKCL Brown)

They're very very light. Maybe it's because there's less friction but yeah, I always unintentionally press keys when I'm just resting my hands.
by snacksthecat
15 Jan 2019, 13:23
Forum: Photos & videos
Topic: Packard Bell (SKCL Brown)
Replies: 5
Views: 142

Re: Packard Bell (SKCL Brown)

Thanks guys! Here's some video:
by snacksthecat
15 Jan 2019, 04:12
Forum: Photos & videos
Topic: Packard Bell (SKCL Brown)
Replies: 5
Views: 142

Packard Bell (SKCL Brown)

https://i.imgur.com/4kjpsfh.jpg https://i.imgur.com/Y1vL6bO.jpg https://i.imgur.com/172ojQP.jpg https://i.imgur.com/Nn6SCdr.jpg https://i.imgur.com/dm5R1Hq.jpg https://i.imgur.com/ukCfftm.jpg https://i.imgur.com/Ek4fpqY.jpg https://i.imgur.com/hgZfMrQ.jpg https://i.imgur.com/OeIO8h6.jpg https://i.i...
by snacksthecat
12 Jan 2019, 20:00
Forum: Workshop
Topic: TMK keyboard firmware collection
Replies: 285
Views: 36189

Re: TMK keyboard firmware collection

Current firmeware(ps2_interrupt.c) doesn't support two instances of PS/2 device(keyboard and mouse) unfortunately. I believe it is possible to support the two PS/2 devices with some fixes on the related source codes, though. You will have to parameterize clock and data pin configuration to give to ...
by snacksthecat
11 Jan 2019, 03:14
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3291
Views: 120540

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Woah

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by snacksthecat
11 Jan 2019, 02:16
Forum: Workshop
Topic: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)
Replies: 1983
Views: 82435

Re: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)

Cutting down a fullsize M case to fit an SSK is dirt simple. Though if someone made a new smaller form factor case for this that might be a good idea. Is someone going to work on a new logo for the Mara? Oooo, that would be awesome. I propose some variation of the logo they put on the Selectric. ht...
by snacksthecat
11 Jan 2019, 01:48
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM 5121 Conversion
Replies: 5
Views: 317

Re: IBM 5121 Conversion

Bump

I don't understand electricity. Can any of the bright minds of DT help me learn? I need to power this keyboard with 5v, -5v, and 8.5v.
by snacksthecat
09 Jan 2019, 04:11
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [Help] How do you guys trace a keyboard PCB that has diodes?
Replies: 3
Views: 269

[Help] How do you guys trace a keyboard PCB that has diodes?

I usually poke around with a multimeter in continuity mode. Is there a technique I should be using?

pic related

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by snacksthecat
07 Jan 2019, 20:34
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: DT Update Log and TODO
Replies: 286
Views: 5654

Re: DT Update Log and TODO

Great work so far!!!

Is there going to be a "My Posts" / ego-search page?
by snacksthecat
07 Jan 2019, 05:07
Forum: Photos
Topic: IBM Model M Industrial (10/05/1998)
Replies: 4
Views: 451

Here are some "after" photos. https://i.imgur.com/4LN9iGv.jpg https://i.imgur.com/PLen57Z.jpg https://i.imgur.com/vse7j53.jpg https://i.imgur.com/LTsXPy1.jpg https://i.imgur.com/kC3wQP6.jpg https://i.imgur.com/JBDzNs1.jpg https://i.imgur.com/5ZkfU37.jpg https://i.imgur.com/eB4HJc5.jpg
by snacksthecat
07 Jan 2019, 03:06
Forum: Photos
Topic: IBM Model M Industrial (10/05/1998)
Replies: 4
Views: 451

Okay, I've been wrestling with this all day and finally got it working well. My goal was to get both the keyboard and the trackpoint working. TMK supports ps2 mouse conversion so I thought I could get it working using a single microcontroller. Unfortunately, I couldn't figure out any way to get that...
by snacksthecat
07 Jan 2019, 01:12
Forum: Other news
Topic: Stuff you just bought
Replies: 1669
Views: 63318

Made this adaptive tv backlight thing. There are a bunch of guides online for how to do it. Makes a great weekend project and the results are awesome.
by snacksthecat
06 Jan 2019, 20:35
Forum: Workshop
Topic: TMK keyboard firmware collection
Replies: 285
Views: 36189

Update: I got just the trackpoint working with the "onekey" configuration. But still unsure about how I would enable this feature in addition to using the "ps2_usb" converter. It seems like the converter and the ps2 mouse support both use the same pin definitions. My main question now is whether I'd...
by snacksthecat
06 Jan 2019, 04:18
Forum: Other
Topic: (FREE) Zenith SuperSport 286e (minus keycaps)
Replies: 9
Views: 397

nope, still available
by snacksthecat
06 Jan 2019, 01:37
Forum: Other
Topic: (FREE) Zenith SuperSport 286e (minus keycaps)
Replies: 9
Views: 397

Hypersphere wrote:
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No shine in this harvest! Also no cool sublegends and some keys are pad printed. But overall very happy :)
by snacksthecat
06 Jan 2019, 00:32
Forum: Workshop
Topic: TMK keyboard firmware collection
Replies: 285
Views: 36189

I have an IBM model M industrial with an integrated mouse nub thingy. Could anyone point me in the right direction for getting that two work with TMK? I haven't been able to figure it out so far. Also, would it be possible to use a single microcontroller or would it require two? Thanks!
by snacksthecat
05 Jan 2019, 23:19
Forum: Other
Topic: (FREE) Zenith SuperSport 286e (minus keycaps)
Replies: 9
Views: 397

(FREE) Zenith SuperSport 286e (minus keycaps)

The laptop of your dreams. Totally free, just cover shipping costs. I'm located in USA (Illinois). Let me know if you have any questions. I have not tested it but the ebay listing said it worked ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ https://i.imgur.com/PgAyp71.jpg https://i.imgur.com/9lKYRJg.jpg https://i.imgur.com/pVwzizF.jpg...
by snacksthecat
05 Jan 2019, 22:16
Forum: Other news
Topic: Stuff you just bought
Replies: 1669
Views: 63318

https://i.imgur.com/VkQqGVF.jpg IBM Selectric Typewriter This was sold as broken for $1 + shipping. Right now I have a Smith Corona manual typewriter that I like to write little notes with. My intent is to fix this one up as an upgrade :) Zenith SuperSport Laptop My favorite keycap set came from on...
by snacksthecat
03 Jan 2019, 23:18
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: Buckling spring keyboards
Replies: 27
Views: 852

I have a Model M that I could clean up and convert to USB. It'd be $50 if you're interested (no factory warranty and no windows key though :P). I'll send you a photo if this is something you'd might like. From the ebay photos it looked like it was in fine shape but I need to take it apart and check...
by snacksthecat
03 Jan 2019, 18:43
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: Buckling spring keyboards
Replies: 27
Views: 852

I have a Model M that I could clean up and convert to USB. It'd be $50 if you're interested (no factory warranty and no windows key though :P). I'll send you a photo if this is something you'd might like. From the ebay photos it looked like it was in fine shape but I need to take it apart and check ...
by snacksthecat
03 Jan 2019, 18:21
Forum: Vendors
Topic: Multi vendor marketplace
Replies: 9
Views: 424

http://www.medma.net/knowledge-base/Magento-marketplace-module/2-14 This one is on sale for $99 right now... https://cedcommerce.com/magento-2-extensions/marketplace-platinum-package This one is currently $300, but will require a couple of add-ons for shipping extensions, and possibly a few other t...
by snacksthecat
31 Dec 2018, 21:28
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM 5121 Conversion
Replies: 5
Views: 317

I've got everything wired up based on the connector pinout found on kbdbabel https://i.imgur.com/8FZRmdZ.png However, according to this I need to supply -5v to one of the pins. I'm not sure how to do that. Does anyone here know how I could power this keyboard? I need to supply 5v, -5v, and 8.5v (I h...
by snacksthecat
29 Dec 2018, 04:29
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Northgate Omni Key 102 Gold Label (gold keyboard)
Replies: 3
Views: 234

Northgate Omni Key 102 Gold Label (gold keyboard)

It's a great keyboard but it's more yellow than big bird. I'm going to mess around with some different retrobriting ideas that I've had recently. Here are some before photos: https://i.imgur.com/vnV8ldo.jpg https://i.imgur.com/MjGrH3c.jpg https://i.imgur.com/mKM4E4N.jpg https://i.imgur.com/aHpMwC1.j...
by snacksthecat
29 Dec 2018, 04:08
Forum: Other
Topic: (Free/Raffle) Election Day 2018 - "Your vote, your keyboard."
Replies: 80
Views: 1935

I finally got around to finishing the prize board (sorry it took so long!). It turned out pretty awesome!

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by snacksthecat
28 Dec 2018, 04:49
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM 5121 Conversion
Replies: 5
Views: 317

IBM 5121 Conversion

I have the next few days off so I'm going to get a start on trying to convert my IBM 5121 keyboard. I haven't done any research yet, but it seems like people almost always put an xwhatsit or commonsense controller in these. I might eventually go that route but I'd like to mess around with it a bit f...

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